Android P features leak, notch support incoming

Despite the fact the latest major Android version – Android 8 Oreo – is present on little more than 1% of all Android devices, we’ve already got some details on the next big Android update – Android 9.0 P, having the internal code name ‘Pistachio Ice Cream’.

According to insider sources, Google has already laid out the main goals of Android 9.0 P. One of them is said to be a visual overhaul of the OS to make the software more appealing. Reportedly, Google is aiming to draw the attention of iOS users with this move, hoping to make them switch over to Android. As part of the …

Hundreds of iPhone X owners can't answer incoming calls (sometimes), Apple is looking into the issue

A seemingly growing number of Apple iPhone X owners are complaining about the fact that they can’t properly use the device as a phone. More exactly, some users are reporting that, at times, they can not answer incoming calls. 
The issue arises because the screen of the iPhone X sometimes wakes up 6 to 10 seconds after a call comes in – thus, the user is unable to access the virtual Accept and Decline buttons, while the caller is probably wondering why he/she is being ignored. As of today, February 4, almost 800 iPhone X users have signaled this problem (or variations …

Google signs deal with the Unified Stylus Initiative, a new stylus standard incoming?

A video posted by USI, showing off their technology’s potential

This week Google signed a deal for partnership with the Universal Stylus Initiative and the goal is already clear – develop a unified stylus standard, so you are able to use one pen on all of your devices.

Universal Stylus Initiative was founded in 2015 and its goal is to make a single standard for all stylus manufacturers, which can then make their future products usable on any device. In the current state, every manufacturer produces their own styli, …

Sony to hold MWC 2018 press conference on February 26, new Xperia phones incoming?

Although Sony has already unveiled a trio of Xperia phones early this year at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), we expect the Japanese company to unveil a couple of more handsets next month at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018.

As a matter fact, we’ve just been invited to Sony’s MWC press conference scheduled to take place on February 26. The invitation doesn’t mention anything about phones, just that we’ll get to see their latest technological achievements.

However, since MWC is all about smartphones, we strongly believe that we’ll see at least two new Xperia devices, including a …

HMD Global trademarks the Asha brand, new smartphones incoming?

Finnish company HMD Global borrowed the Nokia brand to make smartphones and they’re doing a pretty good job. However, that doesn’t stop HMD from trying to do even better.

It appears that HMD transferred another well-known brand that will probably help it sell even more devices. The “Asha” brand belonged to Nokia before Microsoft acquired the company’s mobile division, but when the Redmond finally bought Nokia’s mobile business, it also got the Asha brand.

Since there’s no official announcement, it’s yet unclear how HMD Global was able to trademark the Asha …

After receiving complaints, Google changes its trade-in kit so incoming handsets are more protected

When the Google Store started offering a trade-in program in October for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, Google sent out a special trade-in kit that received a number of complaints. Those taking advantage of the deal received a 4 x 6 envelope that contained a very light amount of padding. This worried a number of Google Store customers who were afraid that without enough protection, their trade would never make it through the U.S. Postal System unscathed.

Considering that the terms of the trade-in deal say “refund is based on phone received matching the description provided at time of estimate,” …

OnePlus 3 and 3T getting new OxygenOS Open Beta update, lots of changes incoming

Despite the fact that media headlines are focused on the new OnePlus 5T, the Chinese company had a few other aces up its sleeve. The release of a new OxygenOS update for OnePlus 3 and 3T can be considered one since it comes with many changes meant to improve overall user experience.

Owners of the OnePlus 3T enrolled in the beta program should look for Open Beta 18, while OnePlus 3 beta testers will receive Open Beta 27. Although they are numbered differently, the updates include the same changes.

New UI for Do Not Disturb (We’ve made the Do Not Disturb setting …

How and where to watch the Razer keynote livestream (Razer phone incoming?)

We don’t know how you feel about it, guys, but we are always excited when a new company enters the smartphone scene. Today, the latest to join would be gaming accessory maker Razer, judging by the leaks and teasers that have appeared so far. 
What is Razer going to announce exactly? Well, we are not entirely sure at this time, but rumors are pointing at a new smartphone – one made for gaming enthusiasts, as one familiar with the brand’s identity and background would expect. In other words, we’re expecting one beast of a phone to be unveiled …

HTC sends out invites for a November 2 event, U11 Plus incoming?

Well, well, well, it looks like all the rumors that HTC hasn’t given up on issuing flagship smartphones even after Google acquired its “Made by HTC’ Pixel-crafting unit, will turn out tobe true. CEO Cher Wang tipped a while ago that HTC will have some impressive phones to show in the fall season, and it is indeed now sending out invites for a November 2 event over in the home turf of Taipei, with the enigmatic “U” letter featuring prominently.

The talk of the tape is that HTC will be jumping on the 18:9 screen aspect bandwagon with an U11 Plus handset of its own. Given how great …

LG V30+ available in the US exclusively from Sprint, BOGO deal incoming

LG confirmed it will bring its new V30 flagship in the United States early next month, but it offered few details on the V30+ model. First off, let’s clarify that the only difference between the V30 and V30+ models is related to storage. The former comes with 64GB expandable storage, whereas the latter has 128GB internal memory.

Sprint announced last month that it will carry the LG V30+, but didn’t say it will be the only network operator in the US to offer the smartphone. Today, the carrier clarified that and confirmed it will be the only major US carrier to offer …